October 6, 2009
Russian court rejects lesbian marriage
Although homosexuality has been legal in Russia since 1993, gay marriage is not permitted, and attempts to hold Pride marches in the capital Moscow have seen activists beaten and abused. The legacy of the Soviet jackboot dies hard, apparently
Change they can believe in? Obama to address major gathering of gay advocates
President Obama will address this weekend's annual fundraising dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, which also coincides with a major march on Washington motivated in part by the administration's lack of progress on gay legal and political issues. As The Advocate reports, "the pressure is mounting" on Obama to deliver more than promises and platitudes.